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Re: now Kitty's bug - was-Yellowjackets


Oh, bless you, Jim!  I imagined that everyone thought I was making this up.
Maybe you can get a photo of him.
Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James R. Fisher" <garrideb@well.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 6:17 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] now Kitty's bug - was-Yellowjackets


> Kitty wrote:
> > I doubt it's a snack of any kind, and maybe/maybe not the cocoon thing
> > either.  I've seen these on 3 plants in 2 years and one individual one
over
> > several week's time. (shoulda killed the little bugger instead of
observing)
> > The cotton is attached to every one and never shed while alive.  The
dead
> > ones I photographed didn't show the cotton.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 11:20 PM
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] now Kitty's bug - was-Yellowjackets
> >
> >
> >
> >>Could the cotton they are carrying be some kind of a cocoon they are
> >>emerging from? Or as in a spider wrapping up and taking a midnight snack
> >>with them?
> >>
> >>Just a guess!
> >>
> >>Donna
> >>Who thinks she needs to google lacebug and see what we are yapping
> >>about!
> >>
>
> >>>My 35mm photos came back and those pics were equally as clear as those
>
> I posted from the digital.  I showed it to the Hort Ed who said it still
> looked like a lacebug.  So I googled it again and the pics came up in
> a different order and this time, yes, I saw photos that looked like my
> bug.mthe thing that I can't match up, can't find a picture of, is the
> cotton they carry behind them.  That's why it's hard for me to be
condfident in
> the lacebug ID.
> Kitty
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> I saw an exact duplicate this afternoon on a Dahlia shoot. Small, grey,
> helmet-shaped, with the trailing cotton tuft. And I couldn't get aholt of
> it either.
> -jrf
> -- 
> Jim Fisher
> Vienna, Virginia USA
> 38.9 N 77.2 W
> USDA Zone 7
> Max. 105 F [40 C], Min. 5 F [-15 C]
>
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